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  • Monday, July 05, 2021 2:29 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    University of Miami School of Law | The Jewish Graduate Student Initiative

    Job Title: Lecturer, Deputy Director School of Law Litigation Skills Program
    Job Location: Coral Gables, Florida
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: open
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: The UNVIERSITY OF MIAMI has an exiting opportunity Lecturer, Deputy Director School of Law Litigation Skills Program to work in Miami, Florida.
    EDUCATIONAL AND WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: J.D. required; Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years of trial experience at the federal or state level – including pre-trial experience. Candidates must have experience teaching trial practice and advocacy, either in an academic or professional setting. Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills required. A candidate should have some demonstrated experience managing and inspiring a team of professionals. A candidate ideally should have some experience with, or interest in, engaging with the larger community of practicing litigators and/or academic trial skills professionals, and be committed to building on the national relevance of the Miami Law Program.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    The Deputy Director, in collaboration with the Faculty Director, is responsible for all functions related to daily operations of the Litigations Skills Program, including supervision of a staff of three. The major responsibilities include:

    •Work with the Faculty Director to teach Litigation Skills I and develop related course material;
    •Coordinate adjunct-led small sections and the final trial for Litigation Skills I;
    •Consult with the Faculty Director and Associate Dean for Experiential Learning to recruit and supervise approximately 50 adjunct faculty;
    •Engage, and cultivate the law school’s relationship with, the program’s adjunct faculty;
    •Oversee, in collaboration with the Faculty Director, the development and teaching of other courses in the Litigation Skills program including Litigation Skills II and the Litigation Skills Certified Legal Intern (CLI) Externship course;
    •Work with the coach of the Trial Team to prepare students for trial skills competition;
    •Engage with external stakeholders including the practicing litigation community and/or academic trial skills community, and make contributions to the legal profession and/or legal education through activities such as planning or participating in conferences, providing trainings and CLEs, playing leadership roles within professional, bar and community organizations, or writing practice-oriented material;
    •Engage in fundraising for the Litigation Skills Program in collaboration with the Dean, Associate Dean for Experiential Learning, and Faculty Director; and
    •Engage, mentor and advise students in the program about litigation career pathways.

    The current Litigation Skills Program is composed of four major components.

    Litigation Skills I is a 6-credit course composed of weekly lectures supplemented by pretrial and trial workshops that each meet once a week. Students learn how to litigate a case from start to finish by developing a full range of both pretrial and trial practice skills such as: interviewing clients, conducting investigations, drafting pleadings, conducting discovery, arguing motions, undertaking negotiations, delivering opening and closing statements, and examining witnesses.

    Litigation Skills II is a 3-credit course in advanced litigation where students learn topics such as instruction in jury selection, expert witnesses, and multi-party or multi-claim lawsuits. Students have the option to take either Advanced Civil Litigation Skills or Advanced Criminal Litigation Skills. All courses are taught by leading trial lawyers and judges. Litigation Skills II is open to students who have successfully completed Litigation Skills I.

    An additional component of Miami Law's program is that qualified students who complete the Litigation Skills I course can be placed in our six-credit Litigation Skills Externship Placement Program in which they are certified by the Supreme Court of Florida (or other states or Federal courts) to engage in the supervised practice of law. Miami Law's unique Litigation Skills Externship Program provides students in the program with the opportunity to apply the trial and pre-trial skills in an external practice setting. Students may represent clients in criminal and civil matters and argue cases in Circuit, County and Federal courts under the supervision of practicing attorneys. Externs are placed locally, nationally and internationally.

    In addition, Miami Law trains a number of Trial Teams that participate in regional and national competitions. With coaching from experienced attorneys, a small group of students are able to further hone their trial skills and compete on a national stage for the opportunity to earn resume- and reputation-enhancing accolades.

    The law school also offers a concentration in Litigation and many other courses relevant to litigation practice.

    APPLICATION
    Interested candidates must apply online and submit a cover letter and updated CV/Resume. Visit our career site at Miami.edu/careers. Keyword R100047426.
    https://umiami.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UMFaculty/job/Coral-Gables-FL/Lecturer--Deputy-Director-School-of-Law-Litigation-Skills-Program_R100047426
    or email me if you have any questions at t.ruiz@miami.edu
    Job Requirements: J.D. required
    How to Apply https://umiami.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UMFaculty/job/Coral-Gables-FL/Lecturer--Deputy-Director-School-of-Law-Litigation-Skills-Program_R100047426
    Closing Date Jul 31, 2021


  • Tuesday, June 01, 2021 8:32 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Senior Attorney, Fossil Fuels Program
    Job Location: New Orleans, LA or remote from Texas
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range in New Orleans, LA or Texas (remote) for 5+ years of experience: $123,505+
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description:
    Earthjustice’s Fossil Fuels Program seeks applicants for a Senior Attorney to join us in using the power of the law to protect communities and our environment from an onslaught of new oil and gas development. The position will focus on LNG facilities and oil and gas pipelines in the U.S. Gulf Region but could include infrastructure located in other parts of the U.S. The position will be based in New Orleans in a satellite office space shared with other Fossil Fuel Program staff, or in Texas (remotely).
    Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups and supporters to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are guided by a passionate, ambitious vision for the future for people and our planet: until justice stands for all, we will never rest. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
    Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Chicago, Juneau, Los Angeles, Miami, Tallahassee, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC. The Fossil Fuels Program has shared office space in New Orleans.
    For litigators and advocates committed to saving the planet and the people who depend on it, Senior Attorney at Earthjustice is the best job on the planet. Learn more about our Senior Attorney careers and work online here: https://earthjustice.org/about/jobs/senior-attorney
    At a time when we desperately need to reduce greenhouse emissions to prevent the worst impacts of climate change, the oil and gas industry is aggressively expanding fossil fuel infrastructure, locking us into decades of future fossil fuel use and directly harming the communities already hardest hit by climate disruption. Earthjustice’s Fossil Fuels program is confronting this massive build-out. We use litigation, administrative advocacy, and partnership to advance an end to U.S. oil and gas extraction and production, and stop new infrastructure (e.g. petrochemical facilities, export terminals and pipelines). The Senior Attorney will focus on challenging new and expanding LNG and pipeline infrastructure development in the Gulf South Region.
    Responsibilities:
    Develop new cases in a strategic fashion; conduct factual investigations; develop legal theories; draft pleadings and briefs; and otherwise manage new and existing cases within state and federal courts and administrative agencies.
    Litigate cases from beginning to end, performing all aspects of litigation.
    Develop and maintain partnerships with clients, allies, and coalition partners in litigation and other advocacy.
    Collaborate and manage relationships with co-counsel, clients, and coalition partners.
    Supervise the work of Associate Attorneys, Litigation Assistants, and Law Clerks.
    Integrate communications and legislative advocacy into litigation and other legal strategies, working effectively with other departments within Earthjustice, including Communications, Development, and Policy and Legislation.
    Support efforts to ensure a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    Job Requirements: Qualifications:
    Lawyer who is admitted or willing to apply for admission to the Louisiana or Texas bar;
    At least five years of litigation experience;
    Excellent litigation skills, including proven legal research, writing, analytical, and oral advocacy skills, and ability to manage a litigation docket effectively;
    Strong skills in communicating litigation and advocacy goals and messages to the media;
    Ability to work independently and in collaboration with client partners and in leading a team;
    Strong and demonstrated initiative, good judgment, creativity, and work ethic;
    Ability and willingness to travel as needed for case work, court appearances, and presentations;
    Commitment to serving the public interest, and a passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission;
    Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations;
    Commitment to help create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity.
    Salary is based on number of years of litigation experience and location.
    Salary range in New Orleans, LA or Texas (remote) for 5+ years of experience: $123,505+
    How to Apply Interested applicants should submit the following via Jobvite here: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=onMhffwp&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    Resume.
    One or two-page cover letter that addresses what draws you to Earthjustice, and fossil fuel development or LNG in the Gulf of Mexico Region. Please also describe any experiences you have working with people or communities who have been disproportionately affected by environmental harms or from backgrounds that differ from your own, and how you might apply those experiences in working with communities affected by fossil fuel development.
    Writing sample, preferably a legal brief or memorandum that primarily reflects your work.
    List of three references.
    Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.
    Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership, and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other factor that is not related to the position.
    For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
    For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
    Closing Date Jun 30, 2021
  • Tuesday, June 01, 2021 8:23 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Senior Attorney, Midwest Regional Office
    Job Location: Chicago, IL
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range in Chicago, IL for 5+ years of experience: $138,035+
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description:
    Earthjustice is seeking a Senior Attorney to join its Midwest Regional Office in Chicago, IL. The Midwest Regional Office works across all three of Earthjustice’s program areas—climate, healthy communities, and lands and wildlife. Our work includes cases opposing pipelines and mining that will have devastating impacts on the environment and tribal interests; and fighting for clean air, soil, and water. We are committed to working with communities across the Midwest with special attention to Detroit, Chicagoland including Northwest Indiana, and St. Louis. The attorney selected for this position will have the opportunity to contribute to the strategic growth of our docket, including developing litigation and advocacy seeking to protect families, communities, and populations—especially the most overburdened communities. In addition, the attorney will help develop the Midwest work safeguarding health and the environment from toxic chemicals, including in our homes and schools.
    Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on major precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health, preserve magnificent places and wildlife, advance clean energy, and combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups, supporters, individuals, and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time and bring about positive change. We are guided by a passionate, ambitious vision for the future for people and our planet: until justice stands for all, we will never rest. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
    Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting, environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Miami, Seattle, Bozeman, Chicago, and Washington, DC.
    For litigators and advocates committed to saving the planet and the people who depend on it, Senior Attorney at Earthjustice is the best job on the planet. Learn more about our Senior Attorney careers and work online here: https://earthjustice.org/about/jobs/senior-attorney
    Earthjustice’s senior attorneys are experienced attorneys who, on behalf of our clients, develop, file, and litigate cases that align with the goals and needs of the program or regional office in which they work. Some senior attorneys have fewer than ten years of litigation experience while others have been with us for decades, and many are nationally-recognized leaders in their fields. We compensate our staff attorneys based on their geography and years of legal experience.
    Our practice increasingly emphasizes a mentorship culture for staff at all levels, and we expect that every staff attorney will help nurture the development of early career attorneys and other staff. Senior attorneys also supervise associate attorneys, fellows, and litigation assistants in connection with their work on particular projects and will be asked to serve as the formal supervisor for one or more team members.
    Responsibilities:
    Develop cases and legal advocacy strategies, in coordination with clients, other attorneys, experts, and partners, to support the goals of the Midwest Regional Office and Earthjustice’s strategic vision.
    Lead complex cases and the full range of litigation tasks, including factual investigation, legal research, discovery, briefing, witness preparation, trials, and oral advocacy, and otherwise manage new and existing cases in state or federal courts and administrative tribunals from beginning to end.
    Supervise the work of associate attorneys, fellows, interns, and litigation assistants, and train and mentor associate attorneys, including by building their litigation skills in the course of legal advocacy.
    Collaborate in team problem solving, litigation strategy, project management and trial work.
    Cultivate new allies and engage in partnerships with, and representation of, Tribal entities, community groups, workers, advocacy organizations and coalitions, and others.
    Support and contribute to a positive, respectful, supportive, and collegial work environment and help to advance Earthjustice’s efforts to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that centers equity and justice.
    Help develop and execute effective media and, where appropriate, legislative strategies and serve as a spokesperson for Earthjustice, clients, and partners.
    Work collaboratively and effectively with colleagues throughout Earthjustice, including team members in the Litigation, Communications, Development, and Policy and Legislation departments.
    Develop and participate in training and professional development opportunities appropriate to the role and the organization.
    Job Requirements: Qualifications:
    Law school graduates who are admitted to or able to join the IL Bar.
    A minimum of five years of litigation experience, including significant lead counsel experience.
    Excellent research, analysis, writing, and oral advocacy skills.
    Demonstrated ability to think strategically and to implement collective plans.
    Initiative, good judgment, a collegial work style, strong work ethic, and interest in continued professional growth.
    Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well collaboratively both inside and outside the organization.
    Strong skills in communicating litigation and advocacy goals and messages to the media.
    Ability to work independently and in collaboration with client partners and leading a litigation team.
    Ability and willingness to travel as needed, including for case work, court appearances, and meetings with clients and partners.
    Commitment to serving the public interest and a passion for Earthjustice and its mission.
    Commitment to growing a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.
    Willingness and ability to effectively supervise and mentor early career staff in connection with litigation and advocacy projects, and to help foster an inclusive and nurturing work environment.
    A commitment to and passion for public interest work.
    Formal management experience is a plus.
    We offer a mission and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity.
    Salary is based on number of years of litigation experience and location.
    Salary range in Chicago, IL for 5+ years of experience: $138,035+
    How to Apply Interested applicants should submit the following via Jobvite here: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=ooLhffwp&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    Resume
    One or two page cover letter that addresses
    (1) why you are drawn to this position and Earthjustice’s mission, and whether there are particular legal, environmental, or justice issues that inspire you; and (2) aspects of your background that demonstrate competence to work with diverse clients and colleagues.
    Two legal writing samples.
    List of three professional references.
    Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.
    Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership, and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other factor that is not related to the position.
    For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
    For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
    Closing Date Jun 30, 2021
  • Sunday, May 30, 2021 6:06 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Attorney
    Job Location: Dallas-Fort Worth
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: $55,000
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Multi-state consumer collections law firm seeks an attorney to manage high-volume civil litigation docket. Firm is seeking an attorney with 0-3 years of experience. Attorney will be responsible for attending hearings and trials in assigned area of Texas; travel to other parts of the state will be required. This opportunity is ideal for an attorney desiring to obtain substantial courtroom and civil litigation experience. In addition to attending hearings and trials, this position will be responsible for negotiating resolution of pending litigation, reviewing files, updating the status of files, calendar management, document preparation, signing, and other duties related to the management of a high-volume litigation docket.
    Selected Attorney will either work remotely from Fort Worth or will report to the Carrollton, TX office with flexibility to work remotely.
    Salary dependent upon qualifications.
    Position is commission eligible.
    Attorney Benefits
    Eligible for medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as company paid life and disability on the first of the month following 60 days of employment.
    Profit Sharing 401(k)
    Fees associated with maintaining licensure are reimbursement eligible in most cases.
    Please visit us at www.spalaw.com to learn more about the Firm.
    Must be able to pass a 10-year national background check and pre-employment drug screening.
    Job Type: Full-time, Permanent
    Pay: From $55,000.00 per year
    Job Requirements: TX Bar License
    How to Apply Interested candidates should send resumes to recruiting@scott-pc.com
    Closing Date Jun 30, 2021
  • Sunday, May 30, 2021 6:04 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Deputy Managing Attorney, Clean Energy (FERC)
    Job Location: Washington, DC or remote
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Deputy Managing Attorney, Remote: $154,000 – $201,294
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description:
    Earthjustice’s Clean Energy Program seeks applicants for a new Deputy Managing Attorney position charged with leading our growing federal energy regulatory practice, which involves litigation and legal advocacy before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), regional transmission organizations/independent system operators (RTO/ISOs), and federal appellate courts. Candidates should have at least ten years of litigation and legal advocacy experience, a strong background in energy law, and experience managing a team and developing less senior attorneys. The position will be located in our Washington, DC office, though we will also consider candidates who would work remotely.

    Founded in 1971, Earthjustice is the nation’s premier nonprofit environmental law organization with a distinguished history of achieving significant and lasting environmental protections. We wield the power of the law and the strength of partnerships to protect people’s health; preserve magnificent places and wildlife; speed the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy; and combat climate change. We partner with other organizations, supporters, and citizens to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and to bring about positive change. We are guided by a passionate, ambitious vision for the future for people and our planet: until justice stands for all, we will never rest. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
    Earthjustice’s Clean Energy Program litigates and advocates in state and federal courts and before energy regulators across the country to advance an equitable clean energy transition. Our work includes expanding and increasing access to clean energy resources, including energy efficiency, solar, wind, demand response, and storage; advancing electrification; and opposing efforts to build new gas-fired power plants. The Deputy Managing Attorney will lead Clean Energy Program staff in litigation and advocacy to eliminate barriers to clean energy adoption in federally regulated wholesale power markets and to secure FERC and RTO/ISOs policies and practices that support a transition to clean, affordable, and reliable energy. The Deputy Managing Attorney will manage a team of five attorneys and will report to the Managing Attorney of the Clean Energy Program, who oversees state and federal clean energy portfolios.
    Responsibilities:
    Litigation Leadership and Strategy (50%)
    Manage Earthjustice’s federal energy litigation docket before FERC and in appellate courts by personally leading case teams and by supervising and guiding other teams to maximize the quality and impact of the team’s total litigation and advocacy effort.
    Develop a FERC litigation and advocacy strategy that supports our program goals, in partnership with team.
    Collaborate with other Earthjustice litigation offices to help integrate clean energy priorities into their objectives and to support their clean energy advocacy.
    Cultivate new and diverse clients, allies and coalition partners to help achieve program goals.
    Build and maintain effective working relationships with clients and other partner organizations.
    Work with Earthjustice’s Communications team and Policy and Legislation team as necessary to develop communications and legislative strategies for advancing our program goals.
    Serve as an ambassador and spokesperson for Earthjustice’s federal energy work, by, among other things, communicating with the press and supporters.
    Work with Earthjustice’s Development department to support fundraising for the Clean Energy Program.
    Management (50%)
    Manage and guide the development of reporting staff to ensure they have the training, resources, feedback, and support to maximize their performance and skills development.
    Create a learning culture by, e., debriefing and sharing insights after significant stages of projects.
    Foster a work environment that advances Earthjustice’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.
    Work with the Managing Attorney and other staff to recruit and onboard candidates for open positions.
    Work with direct reports with supervisory responsibility to ensure that they are properly executing those functions.
    Work to maximize employee satisfaction and the quality of the team’s work.
    Work with team members to celebrate successes and learn from setbacks.
    Job Requirements: Qualifications:
    Juris Doctorate (JD) degree.
    A minimum of 10 years of litigation and legal advocacy experience.
    Significant energy law experience, preferably including practice before FERC.
    Licensed to practice law in DC (or wherever located), or willing and qualified to apply for and be admitted to the applicable bar within 14 months of employment.
    Strong capacity for strategic thinking, both at the programmatic level and in the context of individual cases.
    Excellent legal judgment and top-notch legal writing, analysis, and oral advocacy skills.
    Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships and work collaboratively with a diverse set of clients and partner organizations.
    Strong communication skills, including skills communicating with the media and supporters.
    A passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission.
    Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.
    Ability to contribute to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    Willingness to travel as necessary.
    Management (Essential Skills)
    Excellent management skills, including the ability to develop junior attorneys and foster mutual respect, effective communication, and collaborative decision-making.
    High emotional intelligence demonstrated through self-awareness and an understanding of the potential impacts of personal behavior.
    Excellent cultural competency reflecting the ability to understand different cultures, backgrounds, and orientations and apply that understanding in a management context.
    A commitment to developing individual and team skills to meet the evolving needs of an organization.
    Ability to give and receive regular formal and informal feedback in a timely, constructive, and respectful manner.
    Strong team mentorship and communication skills.
    Salary range is dependent on years' litigating and location.
    Deputy Managing Attorney, DC: $172,100 - $191,224
    Deputy Managing Attorney, Remote: $154,000 – $201,294
    We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity.

    How to Apply Application Procedure
    Interested candidates should submit the following via Jobvite here: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oo7Cffw6&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association

    Resume.
    One- or two-page cover letter that addresses why you are drawn to Earthjustice’s mission and this position.
    Writing sample that demonstrates your own legal analysis and writing.
    List of three references.
    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
    Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.
    Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership, and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other factor that is not related to the position.
    For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
    For positions located within the City of Los Angeles:We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
    Closing Date Jun 24, 2021
  • Sunday, May 30, 2021 1:31 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Deputy Managing Attorney, Northeast
    Job Location: New York, NY
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range for this position in New York, New York is $181,200 - $201,294
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description:
    Earthjustice is accepting applications for a Deputy Managing Attorney to join our team of lawyers and advocates working at the Northeast Regional Office in New York City. Candidates should have at least ten years of litigation experience, as well as experience supporting the professional development of less senior attorneys and litigation support staff through training and mentorship. The position will be located in New York City.
    Founded in 1971, Earthjustice is the nation’s premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; speed the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy; and to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; and to combat climate change. We partner with other organizations, supporters, and citizens to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and to bring about positive change. We are guided by a passionate, ambitious vision for the future for people and our planet: until justice stands for all, we will never rest. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
    The Northeast Regional Office is dedicated to protecting public health and ensuring a healthy environment for all in the Northeast; combatting the climate crisis; and securing a swift and equitable transition to zero emissions, 100% clean energy. Our current focus areas include protecting families from toxic chemicals in their drinking water and homes; cutting climate-destabilizing greenhouse gas emissions and toxic pollution from the power, industrial, and transportation sectors; supporting efforts to accelerate clean energy; and implementing New York State’s ambitious Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). We focus on matters in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, and also take on mission-critical work out of this region. The Northeast Regional team currently consists of sixteen staff people including five Staff Attorneys and three Associate Attorneys.
    Responsibilities:
    Management (approximately 60%)
    Responsible for direct management of the Associate Attorney program, including managing workload; providing continuous and consistent performance feedback; mentoring and assisting in career advancement; and working with Associate Attorneys to create and achieve professional development goals.
    Responsible for direct management of litigation support staff.
    Work with Managing Attorney to create or identify opportunities and events for team-building and staff engagement activities.
    Contribute to the office’s learning culture by, e.g., encouraging and facilitating debriefing after completion of significant stages of projects and ongoing collaborative learning.
    Work with the Managing Attorney and other staff to recruit, evaluate, and hire qualified candidates for open positions.
    Help ensure the advancement of Earthjustice’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals and values.
    Work with the Managing Attorney and Senior Legal Practice Administrator to implement internal effective operational policies and procedures.
    Work with the Communications Department to advance our work both in the New York office and, as needed, organization-wide.
    Work with Managing Attorney to support the efforts of the Development Department; engage with new and existing funders.
    Litigation (approximately 40%)
    Work with Managing Attorney and team to develop litigation and advocacy strategies to support programmatic goals, including alignment with organization-wide strategic plans, core values, priorities, policies and guidance.
    With the support of attorney colleagues and professional staff, handle all aspects of litigation, from case investigation, administrative processes, legal analysis, brief writing and argument.
    Collaborate and manage relationships with co-counsel, clients, and coalition partners.
    Cultivate new and diverse allies and coalition partners in support of our program goals, and that advance our efforts to ensure that equity and social justice considerations inform every aspect of our work.
    Communicate with reporters in connection with litigation work.
    Work effectively with other departments within Earthjustice, including Communications, Development, and Policy and Legislation, to achieve program goals.
    Job Requirements: Qualifications:
    Juris Doctorate (JD) degree.
    A minimum of 10 years of litigation experience, preferably in environmental law and in federal court, and in a position that involved supervision and mentorship of less senior attorneys for a substantial part of that tenure.
    Excellent writing and legal analysis skills; strong professional judgment.
    Licensed to practice law in New York, or willing and qualified to apply for and be admitted to the New York bar within 14 months of employment.
    Excellent management skills, including ability to promote the career development of associate attorneys, foster effective communication, collaboration, decision-making, and mutual respect.
    Ability to effectively manage and/or work with a diverse team with strong emotional intelligence and cultural humility.
    Ability to give and receive regular formal and informal feedback in a timely, constructive, respectful, and consistent manner and to incorporate debriefing into the team’s operations.
    Strong team mentorship and communication skills.
    Commitment to and experience in developing team skills and talents to meet the evolving needs of an organization.
    Strong capacity for strategic thinking, both at the programmatic level and in the context of specific cases.
    Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and partner organizations.
    Commitment to, and experience in, developing team skills and talents to meet the evolving needs of the office and clients.
    Strong skills in communicating litigation and advocacy goals and messages to the media and supporters preferred.
    Commitment to serving the public interest, and a passion for the role of Earthjustice and its mission.
    Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
    Ability to contribute to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    Salary range is dependent on experience and location.
    Salary range for this position in New York, New York is $181,200 - $201,294
    We offer a mission- and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package, including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity.
    How to Apply Interested candidates should submit the following via Jobvite:
    Resume.
    One- to two-page cover letter that explains your interest in both Earthjustice’s mission and in the Deputy Managing Attorney position, and that describes your approach to effective management and mentorship.
    Writing sample that demonstrates your own legal analysis and writing.
    List of three references.
    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
    Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.
    Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.
    For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
    For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
    Closing Date Jun 20, 2021
  • Tuesday, May 11, 2021 8:39 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Chief Trial Attorney
    Job Location: Hollywood Florida
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salaried
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Zurich North America is hiring a Chief Trial Attorney to join our Claims Staff Legal team! We are open to hiring talent in one of the following location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

    The Chief Trial Attorney, with minimal direction, represents the Company's insureds in all phases of litigation for matters of the highest technical complexity. Engages in the practice of and the representation of Zurich insureds in litigation to protect their interests.

    In this role you will be responsible for:
    Achieving best outcomes for clients by demonstrating a high level of technical expertise in case handling, trial preparation and presentation for cases of the highest level of complexity
    Driving positive results by correctly applying the law and legal trends, conducting legal analysis and research, preparing legal pleadings and documents, preparing for and managing pre-trial discovery, and participating in judicial or administrative hearings and trials
    Documenting case files by accurately capturing and updating relevant information in compliance with best practices
    Working to have a timely resolution to matters by collaborating with the claims adjuster, developing a case strategy and escalating issues as appropriate
    Ensuring customer service to clients by proactively communicating information; responding to inquiries; and following customer protocols
    Determining and implementing alternative dispute resolution techniques as appropriate, by using effective mediation and negotiation skills within authority limit
    Maintaining professional and technical knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, staying current with industry trends, establishing personal networks and participating in professional societies
    Contributing to the team effort by accomplishing related results and collaborating on matters as needed
    Serving as a technical resource by providing guidance, and/or mentoring to lower level attorneys on legal strategies and use of tools and resources
    Identifying and suggesting improvement to tools and resources to contribute to continuous improvements and operational efficiencies
    Ensuring legal compliance by following state and federal laws and regulations.
    Job Requirements: Basic Qualifications:
    Juris Doctor and 10 or more years of experience in the Litigation area
    AND
    Member of the Bar
    Experience with Microsoft Office suite and Adobe
    Experience with Lexis or Westlaw
    Knowledge of the insurance industry, claims and the insurance defense litigation legal environment
    Knowledge of the law and procedure

    Preferred Qualifications:
    Effective communication skills
    Strong negotiation skills
    Experience working in a team-based environment
    Strong collaboration skills
    Effective problem solving and analytical skills
    Effective teaching and mentoring skills
    How to Apply https://www.careers.zurich.com/job/Maitland-Chief-Trial-Attorney-FL-32751/727921802/
    Closing Date Jun 03, 2021
  • Sunday, May 02, 2021 8:26 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    The Alliance - Sunrise

    Assistant City Attorney

    The City of Sunrise is seeking an Assistant City Attorney with a minimum of 3 years' experience in local government law. Candidates must be active members of the Florida Bar for the past 3 years and have recent experience working in the State of Florida.

    The successful applicant will possess the right combination of legal and interpersonal skills, experience and work ethic. The City of Sunrise offers a competitive salary and benefits.  

    Interested candidates may access the City’s website, which includes links to the job description, application, and benefits summary: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/sunrisefl/default.cfm.

  • Sunday, April 25, 2021 1:44 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. Web Site

    Job Title: Employee Relations and Recruiting Manager
    Job Location: Dallas
    Job Type: Full-time
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description: Munsch Hardt is seeking a 4-6 year Associate to join its real estate section in the Dallas office. Qualified candidates will have experience in development, leasing (office/industrial/retail) and financing (borrower side). This is an excellent opportunity for growth and the opportunity to work on sophisticated transactions in a firm that is attorney focused and development oriented. Candidates must have strong academic achievement and the ability to function both independently and within a team environment.
    Job Requirements: 4-6 year Associate
    How to Apply Contact Margaret Henderson at mhenderson@munsch.com
    Closing Date Jun 30, 2021
  • Sunday, April 25, 2021 1:21 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    Job Title: Staff Attorney, California Regional
    Job Location: San Francisco or Los Angeles, CA
    Job Type: Full-time
    Compensation: Salary range in San Francisco, CA for 8+ years experience: $154,900+ Salary range in Los Angeles, CA for 8+ years experience: $147,155+
    Job Category Attorney
    Job Description:
    Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups, supporters, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are guided by a passionate, ambitious vision for the future for people and our planet: until justice stands for all, we will never rest. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
    Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Chicago, Honolulu, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.
    Earthjustice’s California Regional Office was the first of the now fifteen Earthjustice offices. With offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Sacramento, the California Regional Office covers almost all areas of our work. We fight for the rights of all Californians to a healthy environment. We fight to protect the magnificent natural spaces and wildlife found only in California. And, we fight to transition California to a zero-emissions future fueled by clean, fossil-free energy. Earthjustice’s work in California is particularly important given California is both a health and climate leader and yet is still one of the largest producers of oil, home to some of the worst air in the country, contains and faces some of the most challenging water issues, and is seeing its unique biodiversity face unprecedented threats. Learn more about the California Regional Office and its work at - https://earthjustice.org/about/offices/california.
    Earthjustice is seeking to fill a staff attorney position in the California Regional Office. The staff attorney can be housed in either the San Francisco or Los Angeles office. For this position, the attorney selected will generally focus on litigation and other advocacy in our efforts to protect the invaluable natural resources of California; remove our dependence on fossil fuels, with a particular focus on oil and gas; and work with partners and frontline communities to ensure all have a right to clean air, clean water, and healthy lives and ecosystems, with a particular focus on pesticides and other chemical pollution. The staff attorney will work closely with our existing team of attorneys, a Research and Policy Analyst, policy advocates in Sacramento, a regional communications strategist, and a professional support team, in addition to other dedicated staff from other parts of the organization. Additionally, staff attorneys are expected to help nurture the development of early career attorneys and other staff. Staff attorneys oversee the work of more junior staff in connection with their work on particular projects, and may be asked to serve as the formal supervisor for one or more members of the junior staff.
    Responsibilities
    Coordinate the development and execution of legal advocacy strategies to support program goals in collaboration with attorneys, policy staff and communications staff as appropriate.
    Manage new and existing cases from start to finish, performing all aspects of litigation.
    Conduct factual investigations and develop legal theories for possible advocacy or litigation advancing the goals of our partners and clients.
    Supervise and mentor the work of Associate Attorneys, Policy Advocates, Research Analysts, Litigation Assistants, and Law Clerks individually and as part of litigation teams.
    Manage relationships with co-counsel, clients, and coalition partners.
    Collaborate with colleagues and coalition partners as well as cultivate new allies in support of program goals.
    Serve as spokesperson for client partners and for Earthjustice.
    Work effectively with other departments within Earthjustice, including Communications, Development, and Policy and Legislation.
    Integrate communications and legislative advocacy into litigation and other legal strategies.
    Join other staff in long-term planning, strategy development, goal-setting, and work plan management that advances a collective vision for future California Regional Office work.
    Participate as an active member of a learning and mentorship culture, and engage with colleagues in manner that is respectful, professional, and supportive.
    Participate actively in organizational and office-specific efforts to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, and personally engage with colleagues, clients, and partners in a manner that is consistent with those efforts.
    Create or identify strategic opportunities for team building and individual and overall staff engagement with one another in order to strengthen teamwork, interaction and collaboration.
    Job Requirements: Qualifications
    Applicants must be law school graduates, who are admitted or willing to apply for admission to the California bar.
    At least 8 years of litigation and/or legal experience, including top-notch legal research, writing and oral advocacy skills.
    Knowledge of, and experience in, environmental and administrative law is preferred.
    Superb research, analysis, writing, and oral advocacy skills.
    Initiative, good judgment, and a strong work ethic.
    Strong skills in communicating litigation and advocacy goals and messages to the media is preferred.
    Proficient at working with technical issues and experts.
    Ready and able to develop and conduct complex litigation and advocacy from day one, independently if necessary, to lead teams, and to work collaboratively with colleagues and partner organizations.
    Ability and willingness to travel as needed for case work, court appearances, presentations, staff meetings, and conferences.
    Willingness to help the office recruit, hire, develop, and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce.
    Willingness and ability to effectively supervise and mentor early career staff in connection with litigation and advocacy projects, and to help foster an inclusive and nurturing work environment.
    Formal management experience is preferred.
    A commitment to public interest work and a passion for Earthjustice’s mission.
    Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others.
    Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
    Commitment to help create a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce and culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
    How to Apply Interested applicants should submit the following via Jobvite here: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=ok04efwm&s=Gwen_S._Cherry_Black_Women_Lawyers_Association
    Resume.
    Cover letter that addresses (1) why you are drawn to this position and whether there are particular legal, environmental, or justice issues that inspire you; (2) aspects of your background that demonstrate competence to work with diverse clients and colleagues and (3) management experience if any.
    Writing sample that reflects your own legal analysis and writing (i.e., not jointly written with or edited by other people).
    Three professional references.
    Please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.
    Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership, and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other factor that is not related to the position.
    For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
    For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
    Closing Date May 28, 2021

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